Watch A NASA Rocket Launch From the Cape May Beach This Weekend

There are so many amazing things happening down in Cape May County this weekend, especially in Wildwood.

Watch A NASA Rocket Launch From the Cape May Beach This Weekend!

Watch A NASA Rocket Launch From the Cape May Beach This Weekend!

Morey’s Piers is opening for their 2021 season, the tram car starts rolling and you can watch a rocket launch from the beach!

A NASA suborbital sounding rocket will be launching on May 8th, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

This flight, which will take off around 8:02 p.m EST, with a 40-minute launch window.

A four-stage Black Brant XII rocket will be used for the mission that includes the release of barium vapor that will form two green-violet clouds that may be visible for about 30 seconds. This means that you will be able to see a strange color in the sky!!

The barium vapor is not harmful to the environment or public health.

The vapor will be released approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds to around 10 minutes after launch at about 217-249 miles altitude over the Atlantic Ocean.

They did this a few months ago and it created a strange glow in the sky. If you want to see photos of it or read about it click the link below.

Explaining That Mysterious Pink Cloud From Last Night

Live coverage of the mission will be available on the Wallops IBM video site (previously Ustream) beginning at 7:40 p.m. on launch day.  

You should be able to see the launch and the green vapor the best on any beach in Cape May.